Groups representing Holocaust survivors asked Poland's president to answer why artists were permitted to film a nude game of tag inside a gas chamber in the Stutthof concentration camp for an art exhibition, according to a report Wednesday.
The Organization of Holocaust Survivors in Israel, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and other Jewish advocacy groups co-signed a letter to Polish President Andrzej Duda to ask whether the artists obtained "permission from the Stutthof administrators to make this video, what rules exist for proper conduct at the site," and whether an investigation of the video took place, the Times of Israel reported.
The letter was sent to Poland's president after it was revealed the filming had taken place in the Stutthof concentration camp in Poland.
About 110,000 people were sent to the concentration camp during World War II. About 65,000 of those people died at the camp, many of them murdered in that gas chamber. About 28,000 of those killed were Jewish.
The video was reportedly part of an art exhibition called "Poland - Israel - Germany - The experience of Auschwitz," which debuted in 2015 in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow.
The exhibition was endorsed by the Israeli Embassy in Poland but, according to the Times of Israel, was removed following criticism from Jewish advocacy groups. Before being fully removed, the exhibit was temporarily taken down following protest and then reinstated.
The "Game of Tag" installation of the exhibition was also on display at a museum in Estonia before also being removed due to protest.
The video contains explicit images. It can be viewed here.